A typical session in one of Elisa’s Tutorial School children’s writing workshops

Creative writing is one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of learning. It is not just important because it is a part of the curriculum but because research shows [ . . . ]

Let’s not hide behind mental health…

I remember growing up in the 1970s when all you saw or heard about mental health was either through those talking about One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken [ . . . ]

Being Left-Handed in a Right-Handed World

Did you know that 1 in 10 people are left-handed? Just like many minorities, this means that they might be under-achieving in subjects like English, science, computing and design & [ . . . ]

Refugee wins scholarship to Oxford University

This is an incredible story of resilience and amazing achievement. A twenty-year-old Syrian refugee has won a scholarship to Oxford. He arrived in England, in 2015, on a refrigerated lorry [ . . . ]

Lessons lost in time…fathers and their children

In a recent survey it has been found that three in ten fathers have never shown their child how to knot a tie, and 29% have never shown their child [ . . . ]

Autism Awareness Day

Welcome to my blog post which focuses on autism. Did you know that today, the 2nd of April, is Autism Awareness Day, and that April is Autism Awareness Month? More [ . . . ]